The McKinney ISD Board of Trustees approved Judith Coffman as the District’s Director of Bilingual/ESL programs at their regular board meeting on Tuesday, June 18. With a career spanning 20 years in education, Coffman brings a diverse wealth of bilingual and administrative expertise to her new position.

Deputy Superintendent Mary Clark said that Coffman’s leadership will drive support for the District’s English Language Learners. “She will be building capacity in administrators and teachers to support the instructional leadership needed for improved student learning,” said Clark.

“I am excited about the experience, expertise and passion for English Language Learners that Mrs. Coffman brings to our McKinney ISD Learner Support team,” she said.

Over the course of her career, Coffman has experienced a diverse look at education. Born in Cuba, Coffman moved to California with her family when she was nine. She grew up and eventually began her teaching career in there as a bilingual instructional assistant for the Laurel School in Whittier, Calif. Over the next several years, she worked as a classroom teacher and outreach consultant for several schools in California before coming to Texas in 2002 to serve as a bilingual kindergarten teacher in Plano ISD. From there, Coffman moved to Allen ISD where she taught as an ESL and bilingual classroom teacher and also served as a bilingual instructional specialist.

Coffman began her work as a campus administrator in 2007 when she accepted an assistant principal position at Lovejoy Elementary in Lovejoy ISD, and she returned to Allen ISD in 2008 to serve as an assistant principal at Vaughan Elementary. Most recently, Coffman has served in as the principal of Story Elementary in Allen.

Coffman earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California-Irvine and her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.

“Education has been my true calling in life, and I am excited to continue this journey serving the communities of McKinney ISD as the Director of Bilingual/ESL programs,” said Coffman.

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One of the fastest growing school districts in Texas, the McKinney Independent School District currently enrolls more than 24,000 students in 20 elementary schools, five middle schools, three high schools, one alternative school and one early childhood education school. The mission of McKinney ISD, the champion for progressive learning throughout the diverse McKinney community, is to inspire and equip all students to explore, develop and express their unique potential as innovators, critical thinkers and collaborators through challenging, engaging and diverse learning experiences in vital partnership with the community. Visit the district's website at